Duration: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Description: The goal of the contest is to solve problems by programming on computers. Points are earned for correct answers, with the most points awarded for solutions solved quickly with smart programming code. Teams can solve the contest problems by any means necessary. The amount of data to process will be daunting for anyone without programming skills.
While any means can be used to solve the problems, smart code will increase the points you earn. Any programming language is allowed. Any hardware is allowed. Any and all reference materials are allowed. Asking for help is allowed. Teams must bring their own development systems. Power outlets are limited, so top off your battery before the contest. You will receive the Contest problems on a USB flash drive and return your output to the judges on the same drive. Judges will return the flash drives after copying the submitted solutions. Teams may resubmit problem output as often as necessary.
Format: All teams compete at the same time. A timer will start and the challenges will be made available to you. Contest problem descriptions, problem inputs, and problem output are all text files.